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From: Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 10:02:09 +0000
Message-ID: <4B6949A1.8000507@manchester.ac.uk>
To: UAWG list <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Write generic criteria for configurability of UI and content UI controls 
(turn on/off, visual presentation, etc)

In reality this action item is missed named, going over the preceding 
discussion we see that it focused on the question of if global 
configurability was required to be within a separate guideline.

a snip from the discussion shows the intent:

Show/hide direct keyboard commands are equivalent to show/hide alt text, 

KP: user needs ability change show/hide link number indicators

GL: similar to show/hide alternative content. could we have something 
general that covers both
... and/or visual indicator of what is a link

KP: should be more global not a per instance
... UA puts numbers by links, but overwrite contents, some users may 
need bigger number or high contrast or translucent

<Greg> How about something like "the user should be able to easily 
toggle options that change the rendering of the page."

KP: and be able to quickly turn them on/off

Looking into the current draft configurability is mentioned all through 
the document, as an overarching principle through the preamble, and then 
specifically at many separate guidelines relating to content and UI 

3.1.2 3.1.5 alternative text

3.5.2 highlighting

3.6 text

3.7/3.8 synthesyser

3.9 style sheet

3.12 aternative views and renderings

also preferences, toolbars, and navigation

In this case I think we do not need a generic criteria as all aspects are very bespoke and any criteria for configuration should be defined as a guidelines point.



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